Could it be? Or are fans being setup for an Edith-style heartbreak?
In an in-depth post-finale interview with Downton Abbey writer/creator Julian Fellowes and Executive Producer Gareth Neame, here’s what the duo told Variety about the prospect of a Downton movie:
Fellowes: I’m completely up for a movie. There are various considerations, which of the cast would be available. That would be a big thing. If we couldn’t get enough of them to do it, it wouldn’t really work. But as far as I’m concerned, I’m completely up for it.
Neame: There may be but still there’s nothing to confirm at the moment. These are all conversations we are having. Julian and I haven’t shied away from saying we would like to do it. The cast would be up for doing it. But it’s a whole new thing to put together. It’s a whole new beast. It’s a whole way off were it to happen.
Variety talked at length with Fellowes and Neame, from discussing the beloved series’ final episode to ideas for possible Downton spinoffs. Spoiler-filled, you can read it all here.